In the fourth essay of his series on Augusto Boal, Andrew Robinson examines the process through which Theatre of the Oppressed came into being and explores the key features of Boal's technical approach.
Comment | Growing international recognition of Western Sahara offers new hope for Africa’s Last ColonyThe death in May of Saharawi president Mohamed Abdelaziz has brought back into focus the question of Western Sahara's future. In light of the failures of the UN peace process, the internationalisation of solidarity with the Saharawi people is the only way to bring about lasting peace and freedom to Africa's last colony, writes Khalil Asmar.
Special Report | “Solidarity is being criminalised”: Anger as Greek police raids refugee housing squats and campsLast week saw police raids on refugee housing squats and camps across Greece, which resulted in the demolition of a long-term refuge space and a hundred refugees and accomplices arrested and hauled off before the courts. One of them, Can Simit, reports from Thessaloniki.
How was a committed socialist on the fringes of Westminster politics able to win one of the strongest leadership mandates in British political history? Tom Mills reviews Richard Seymour's new book, 'Corbyn: the strange rebirth of radical politics' and finds an astute analysis of the socio-political conditions which have given rise to Corbynism, its future prospects and the substantial obstacles it will inevitably face.
Whether it's DiCaprio being cast to play your cultural icon, or an American mass shooter being foisted upon you, it's not easy being an Afghan; especially when others define your Afghan identity for you, writes Ali Latifi.
- An A to Z of Theory | Augusto Boal: Brecht and Beyond – The Boal Method
- Comment | Growing international recognition of Western Sahara offers new hope for Africa’s Last Colony
- Special Report | “Solidarity is being criminalised”: Anger as Greek police raids refugee housing squats and camps
- Books | Review | Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics
- Analysis | Rumi, Mateen and DiCaprio: On Afghan Identity, Ours and Theirs
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Editor's Desk, New in Ceasefire - Oct 8, 2015 17:00 - 1 Comment
Yesterday, the London premiere of the film ‘Sufragette’ was disrupted by a red carpet direct action led by protesters from activist collective Sisters Uncut. They explain why their action was both appropriate and necessary.
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Ideas, New in Ceasefire - Jun 22, 2016 12:38 - 5 Comments
Is there a distinctly British Muslim case with regards to Thursday’s referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU? Dilly Hussain examines the arguments.
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New in Ceasefire, Politics - Jun 15, 2016 18:02 - 1 Comment
This month marks the 40 year anniversary of the Great Grunwick strike, a pivotal episode in the history of the British Labour movement. Amrit Wilson argues we need a broader reading of the strike as a key moment in race, class and gender relations in the UK.
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The recent history of doping in professional cycling suggests the problem is widespread and systemic in other sports too, undermining our ability to believe in sporting success stories, from Michael Phelps to Leicester City. We must learn the lessons before it is too late, argues Sam Walton.
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In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Jun 22, 2016 14:35 - Comment
In the third essay of his series on Brazilian revolutionary dramatist Augusto Boal, Andrew Robinson explores Boal’s analyses of classical and bourgeois theatre, as well as his criticisms of modern mass media such as television.
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Arts & Culture, Film & TV, New in Ceasefire - May 31, 2016 22:51 - Comment
Muhammad Idrees Ahmad reviews The Journey from Syria, Matthew Cassel’s new documentary tracing the remarkable journey of a Syrian refugee from his home in Damascus across half of Europe, and finds “a human story about ordinary lives disrupted by extraordinary circumstances.”